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“Excellent Italian food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of La Favola

La Favola
Rue Jean Calvin 15 | Geneve, Geneva 1204, Switzerland (Cité)
22 311 74 37
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Ranked #97 of 1,134 restaurants in Geneva
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Cité
Manila, Philippines
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288 reviews 288 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This restaurant , which is a few steps away from St. Pierre, is a lovely place for a special occasion. My husband and I each had pastas for starters. He had pasta bags with mozzarella and eggplant. My beef ravioli with truffle was heavenly! But my husband's pasta was also delicious. For our main courses, we had rack of lamb and mashed potatoes with truffle shavings and osso buco. Both were very good. Outstanding meal. The red house wine went very well with our meal.

If you choose to eat on the second floor, be prepared to climb a narrow spiral staircase. For me, this just adds to the charm of the place.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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125 reviews 125 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
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82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
“a small restaurant with a very small kitchen with excellent food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

La Favola has a long history in Geneva..the recent owners brought a chef which like to spoil the customers. its in the old center of Geneva.a very nice area to walk.the place is very authentic the service very personal and attentive.and if you are lucky to meet the chef you will be surprised with is willingness to please.its italien food .and taste like one.the prices are fair with the qulity they offer.wine list rich. enjoy

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Italian Food in Geneva”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

I had heard that this restaurant, located in the heart of Geneva's Old Town, was a good place for Italian cuisine. Situated at 15 Rue Jean Calvin, this tiny restaurant, 16 tables on two floors. I chose the top floor, the access was by a very narrow spiral staircase (stout persons may experience difficulty). The tables were neat but spartan (following in the Calvanist tradition). The lunch menu consisted of salad, pasta and desert was CHF 35 and was good. I chose from the à la carte menu, the Osso Buco at CHF52, which was lacking in imagination. The dessert, Tiramisu CHF 16, was very good.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Geneva, Switzerland
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“Excellent (food / staff) - too pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Went for business dinner. (3pax). Staff is extremely friendly (Italians) and good. Food also top, with some good wines on list.
INterior is super cosy. Small, but not tight. The stairwell to 1st floor is great in itself....
Price is a minus: too expensive (depsite high quality). While wine is OK priced, the dishes are too much. cacluate at least 100CHF per person (incl wine) for 3 course.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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“Excellent authentic Italian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This is an excellent restaurant and all the food that we ate was excellent.
The restaurant has a very cosy atmosphere and they also have a wide selection of good quality wines. However, the prices! 50 swiss francs for a starter is plenty for anyone, I don't care who they are and so the bill at the end was more than we were comfortable with.
Excellent food though and well worth a visit - don't forget your wallett!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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